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In 1997 Patrick Jenny received his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) under the supervision of Professor Bernhard Müller at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich. His research was mainly about developing numerical algorithms to solve the compressible Navier-Stokes equations for reactive flow with applications to studies of thermoacoustic instabilities.
From July 1997 till October 1999 Patrick Jenny was a member of Professor Stephen B. Pope's Turbulence and Combustion Group in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of Cornell University in the Unites States. His research dealt with probability density function (PDF) modeling of turbulent reactive flow.
From November 1999 till April 2003 Patrick Jenny was in the reservoir simulation and optimization research group of Chevron in San Ramon, California.
In spring 2003 Patrick Jenny joined the Institute of Fluid Dynamics at ETH Zürich as an SNF Assistant Professor for Computational Fluid Dynamics and in 2005 he received the National Latsis Prize. Since August 2006 Patrick Jenny is Associate, since June 2012 Full Professor for Computational Fluid Dynamics and Multi-Scale Modeling.
Patrick Jenny's main research interests include probability density function (PDF) modeling of turbulent reactive flow, multi-phase flow in porous media and multi-scale modeling of complex physical phenomena; mainly related to fluid dynamics. Moreover, he is interested in further applications of PDF methods, e.g. to model radiation and light scattering in turbid media and to assess the uncertainty of transport in porous media. Patrick Jenny developed various new models and numerical methodologies to efficiently and accurately solve the governing equations. Besides concentrating on fundamental research topics, applications to relevant problems in various industrial sectors are at the center of his focus.
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